Black Lives Matter News

Judge Allows Suits Over New York Police Handling of 2020 Racial Protests

A federal judge rejected a request by New York City to dismiss lawsuits claiming police violated the constitutional rights of people protesting racial injustice after the death of George Floyd last year. U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon in Manhattan on …

NYPD Adopts Clearer Penalties for Excessive Force, Racial Bias

The New York City Police Department enacted new disciplinary rules on Friday that call for terminating police officers found to use racial profiling or “excessive deadly force.” The so-called “disciplinary matrix,” as Mayor Bill de Blasio called it, also lays …

Progressive Q2 Profit Up on Fewer Accidents; CEO Says ‘Black Lives Matter,’ Vows Action

“Black Lives Matter to me and they matter to us as an organization,” Progressive Corp. CEO Tricia Griffith wrote in a letter to shareholders. In the letter that was mostly commentary on second quarter results, Griffith vowed to increase her …

Louisville Police Sued by Civil Rights Groups Over Police Actions Against Protesters

The NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky have filed a lawsuit alleging use of force and intimidation by Louisville police against protesters. The lawsuit alleges use of tear gas, pepper balls and batons against protesters as well …

Whole Foods Sued Over Disciplining Workers Wearing Black Lives Matter Face Masks

Whole Foods Market was sued on Monday by employees who accused the upscale grocery chain of punishing workers who wear “Black Lives Matter” face masks on the job. The 14 plaintiffs in the proposed nationwide class action accused Whole Foods, …

Protest Damage Cited by Oregon Authorities Skewed by Mall, Report Shows

The Portland, Ore. police said earlier this week that ongoing protests had cost businesses in the downtown area $23 million in property damage and lost revenue, but those figures are skewed by just one business, a mall already shut down …

Officials Say Portland Businesses Lost $23M Due to Ongoing Protests

Downtown businesses in Portland, Ore. have sustained about $23 million in damages and lost customers because of violent nightly protests that have brought the city to its knees, authorities said Wednesday. At a police briefing, Deputy Chief Chris Davis said …

Some Facts About London’s Role in Insuring the Slave Trade

London is facing up to its role in insuring the slave trade as part of a sweeping global reassessment of history and racism. This reappraisal was triggered by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a …